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Legal Speak is a weekly podcast that makes sense of what's happening in the legal industry. Brought to you by Law.com's global network of reporters and editors, each episode tackles a subject that's worthy of a deep dive—from law firm profit hacks to Supreme Court showdowns to the most promising plays in legal tech. Hosted by Law.com editors Leigh Jones and Vanessa Blum, Legal Speak offers straight talk from experts, plus inside-the-newsroom perspective on market-shaping stories.

Apr 26, 2019

Reductions to the sticker price of legal services—whether taken off at the outset of an engagement or as write-downs when it comes time to collect the bill—end up costing Am Law 100 firms some $4.4 billion per year.


Apr 19, 2019

In this week’s podcast, Mike France, a former Big Law attorney-turned-partner at advisory firm Brunswick Group, talks about the fight—yes, fight—that he says law firms need to prepare for when reporters come calling.


Apr 12, 2019

Law.com reporter Caroline Spiezio talks to former in-house leaders at top companies who are candid about what law firms need to do for their clients.


Apr 5, 2019

A 1995 Yale Law School graduate, Acker was a litigator at a number of major law firms, but these days she's a judge on Hot Bench, created by Judge Judy Sheindlin.